Olympic Judo Odds

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LONDON, England (TheSpread) – There aren’t many sports in the 2012 Olympics more physical than Judo. Here is a look at the odds to win gold in each judo weight class.

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The Olympics feature 14 Judo events but only 10 currently have odds listed, five men’s weight classes and five women’s weight classes. A number of countries are in the mix to win gold medals in London. France has the best odds as they are favored in three of the listed weight classes. China is favored in two events, while the United States is not favored in any of the weight classes.

In the history of Olympic Judo, Japan has been by far the most successful, winning a total of 35 gold medals and 65 overall medals. The next country with the most gold medals is France, which has won 10 over the course of the Olympics.

Of the competing Americans, Kayla Harrison has the best odds to win gold, as she has a money line of +500 in the Women’s Half-Heavyweight Division. Harrison actually won gold in the 2010 World Judo Championships for her weight class, but placed third in 2011. She was the 2011 Pan American Games Judo Champion in this weight class.

The 2012 Summer Olympics will take place from London, England from July 27 through August 12 of this summer. For the complete odds to win each Judo Event, see below.

2012 Summer Olympics – Judo Event Odds

Men Extra Lightweight (60kg)

Rishod Sobirov (UZB) -250

Hiroaki Hiraoka (JPN) +650

Arsen Galstyan (RUS) +800

Georgii Zantaraia (UKR) +1100

Sergio Pessoa (CAN) +2500

Men Half-Middleweight (81kg)

Jae-Bum Kim (KOR) 2/1

Leandro Guilheiro (BRA) 7/2

Elnur Mammadli (AZE) 11/2

Ole Bischof (GER) 6/1

Takahiro Nakai (JPN) 10/1

Travis Stevens (USA) 20/1

Men Middleweight (90kg)

Ilias Iliadis (GRE) +110

Daiki Nishiyama (JPN) +300

Dilshod Choriev (UZB) +700

Varlam Liparteliani (GEO) +700

Alexandre Emond (CAN) +2500

Women Extra Lightweight (48kg)

Tomoko Fukumi (JPN) -250

Alina Dumitru (ROU) +800

Sarah Menezes (BRA) +900

Men Half-Heavyweight (100kg)

Maxim Rakov (KAZ) +250

Tagir Khaibulaev (RUS) +350

Henk Grol (NED) +450

Takamasa Anai (JPN) +450

Men Half-Lightweight (66kg)

Masashi Ebumina (JPN) +350

Musa Mogushkov (RUS) +350

Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar (MGL) +400

Leandro Cunha (BRA) +550

Rok Draksic (SLO) +1000

Men Heavyweight (100+kg)

Terry Riner (FRA) -200

Andreas Toelzer (GER) +600

Rafael Silva (BRA) +650

Men Lightweight (73kg)

Ki-Chun Wang (KOR) 5/4

Riki Nakaya (JPN) 3/1

Dex Elmont (NED) 5/1

Ugo Legrand (FRA) 10/1

Mansur Isaev (RUS) 12/1

Nicholas Delpopolo (USA) 25/1

Women Lightweight (57kg)

Kaori Matsumoto (JPN) +110

Telma Monteiro (POR) +300

Rafaela Silva (BRA) +450

Marti Malloy (USA) +3000

Women Half-Middlewieght (63kg)

Gevrise Emaine (FRA) 7/4

Yoshie Ueno (JPN) 2/1

Urska Zolnir (SLO) 11/2

Elisabeth Willeboordse (NED) 9/1

Lili Xu (CHN) 9/1

Alice Schlesinger (ISR) 14/1

Women Middleweight (70kg)

Lucie Decosse (FRA) EVEN

Edith Bosch (NED) +350

Haruka Tachimoto (JPN) +550

Anett Meszaros (HUN) +800

Women Half-Heavyweight (78kg)

Xiuli Yang (CHN) +275

Akari Ogata (JPN) +300

Mayra Aguiar (BRA) +400

Audrey Tcheumeo (FRA) +500

Kayla Harrison (USA) +500

Women Half-Lightweight (52kg)

Misato Nakamura (JPN) -250

Bundmaa Munkhbaatar (MGL) +800

Rika Miranda (BRA) +1000

Women Heavyweight (78+kg)

Wen Tong (CHN) -150

Mike Sugimoto (JPN) +400

Lucia Polauder (SLO) +700

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